Congrats! Arkansas Near Bottom Of The List For This Sinful Act
Calling it a sinful act could be considered very judgmental on my part and I don't intend to be that way at all. However, some would consider this a sinful practice, others, not so much. In this case, it all has to do with quantity...
We're talking about Alcohol Consumption.
Thankfully, this is not one of the problems in my life. If the alcoholic beverage companies were dependent on my drinking habits to stay afloat, non of them would make it. I take little sips of sumpin-sumpin every now and then.
Let's jump into the research done by Vinepair.com using statistics from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism from the year 2022.
First, let's take a look at a few of the high-consumption states and the amounts consumed per person.
#1 New Hampshire @ 4.83 Gallons per person per year!
Not a huge surprise due to the fact that New Hampshire has no sales tax on alcohol, many drive over state lines to purchase at the no-tax better price.
#2 Delaware @ 4.01 Gallons per person per year.
We were not aware...
#3 Washington D.C. @ 3.79 Gallons per person per year.
Our Nation's Capitol should be no surprise to anyone at the amount of booze consumed there. Technically it's not a state of course, but being the entity that it is deserves recognition on this list for sure. It's nice to know they abuse themselves almost as much as they abuse the American taxpayer. Almost.
#4 Nevada @ 3.43 Gallons per person per year.
Sin City comes in at #4, gimmie a show of hands, did anyone think it would be higher?
#5 Montana @ 3.32 Gallons per person per year.
After you have seen all the natural wonders, what else is there to do... really?
I had to throw this next one in because it's where I live.
#26 Texas @ 2.41 Gallons per person per year.
Middle of the pack, not too much, not too little, as usual, Texas is just right.
And now, the Bottom 5, or as I like to call them, the "Got Milk" States:
#47 Arkansas @ 1.92 Gallons per person per year.
Those who do, do. Those who don't, don't. There must a quite a few more that "don't" in the Great State of Arkansas.
#48 Georgia @ 1.91 Gallons per person per year.
#49 Oklahoma @ 1.85 Gallons per person per year.
#50 West Virginia @ 1.82 Gallons per person per year.
#51 Utah @ 1.36 Gallons per person per year.
Rumor has it that in Utah that mostly consists of nighttime cough medicine. We could be wrong.
To get the full story, including what states drink the most volume of alcohol, go to Vinepair.com.